Triumph for The Revenant

The Martian also wins big at the Golden Globes.

by Jennie Kermode

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

The Revenant was the runaway winner at this year's Golden Globe awards, taking Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Director for Alejandro G Iñárritu and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio. A late contender, it has surpassed expectations by winning over massive support, and these victories will now make it a favourite for the Oscars.

Although nobody disputes that The Martian is a great film, it proved a more controversial winner, with some people accusing the Golden Globes of falling prey to category hopping by labelling it a comedy. It took the award for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) and won Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) for Matt Damon.

The Golden Globes red carpet
The Golden Globes red carpet Photo: J Deering Davis

Ricky Gervais kicked off the ceremony, carrying his pint up to the podium so he wouldn't get thirsty (or sober up) while presenting, but encountered controversy over some of his comments, especially when provoking Mel Gibson. The most popular hosts were Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence, who did a great comedy double act, leading to calls for them to take on overall hosting duties next year.

Kate Winslet, taking the Best Supporting Actress award, was clearly delighted with her win and said that 2015 was a great year for women in the film industry.

After talking to László Nemes a few weeks ago, we were pleased to see Son Of Saul win Best Foreign Language Film. We've also recently been chatting to Aaron Sorkin, who won the Best Screenplay award for Steve Jobs

There was a lot of excitement over Ennio Morricone winning Best Original Score, but film fans and industry insiders alike were left asking how anyone could really compete with a legend like him. It's his third olden Globe, following awards for The Legend Of 1900 and The Mission.

Denzel Washington received the Cecil B DeMille award after a lifetime spent turning in great work on both the big and small screens. Tom Hanks delivered an affectionate if somewhat verbose tribute.

There were some very glamorous gowns on display tonight, with lots of lace. As usual, Lady Gaga managed to buck the trend, this time with classic black. Jennifer Lawrence was in scarlet and managed not to fall over this time despite her floor-length skirt. After winning Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) for Joy, she likely didn't care anyway.

Those film award winners in full:-

Best Motion Picture - Drama

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

Best Director

Best Actor, Drama

Best Actress, Drama

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy

  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy

Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actor

  • Sylvester Stallone - Creed

Best Animated Feature Film

Best Foreign Language Film

Best Screenplay

Best Original Score

Best Original Song

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